Meath’s Stephen Bray: is available to represent Leinster this weekend though he recently announced his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been lost and neglected and kicked around more times than a stray dog and still it refuses to go away. The question won’t go away either: does an(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh gets ahead of Johnny Moloney of Offaly during the Leinster Senior Football Championship first round game at Pearse Park on May 18th, 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Leinster Senior Football Championship Round One Offaly v Longford Saturday, O’Connor Park, 7pm The pall that has settled over Longford(...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh: Photograph: Inpho

AFL Division Four finalLongford v Offaly, Croke Park, 5.15The counties should resist any inclination to even slight distraction because of the imminen(...)

Paul McKeon scored Longford’s goal in the Allianz Fotball League Division Four match against London at Ruislip. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

London 0-6 Longford 1-18 Jack Sheedy’s rapidly improving Longford outfit were far too classy for London at Ruislip as they maintained their impressive(...)

Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)